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Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus ignipectus   - Adult male
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
Photographer : © Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj
Location :Munsiari (2300m), Uttarakhand, India
Date : 16 April 2010
English synonyms:Bronze-backed Flowerpecker, Buff-bellied Flowerpecker, Fire-throated Flowerpecker, Green-backed Flowerpecker, Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker, Sumatra Flowerpecker (beccarii), Sumatran Flowerpecker (beccarii), Cambodian Flowerpecker (cambodianum)
Bird Family :Dicaeidae - Flowerpeckers & Mistletoebird
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :While the female was busy collecting nest material hairs from the ripe seeds of Salix elegans the male was perched near a plant parasite Loranthus falcatus (host plant being Litsea umbracea). - GSB
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